Adventures in iPhone Land
Fellow Designer (FD): So you bought the iPhone?
FD: So how do u find it?
Me: I don’t really like it.
Me: Well it’s…eh…too simple.
FD: What? You don’t like the iPhone because it’s too simple and easy to use?
Me: Ah…well it is so simple that I find it does not perform to my expectations and needs. I should have done more research before I bought it. It does not even sync my Outlook notes and to-do lists!
Perhaps, to me it is simplistic rather than simple…the iPhone has applications that are very singular and specific.
Most of you loyal readers would know that I have written a lot about the iPhone on this blog (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and even secretly lusted after it! And so I’ve finally decided to buy an iPhone over the weekend. It was sort of an impulse buy, as I spent the last 2 months deliberating on getting a Nokia E71.
However, in the last week, I had a change of heart and went with an iPhone instead. The main driver for my decision was that I wanted a device, other than my PC, to be a central hub for my media consumption. The iPhone, to my limited testing so far, does this and only this job well.
Don’t worry Nokia, I’ll be back, but I just really wanted to find out what all the iPhone fuss was about!